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Sunny Leone to share screen space with Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Raees’

Shah Rukh Khan and Sunny Leone will be seen shaking a leg to the 1980 chart-buster track ‘Laila O Laila’ for Rahul Dholakia’s ‘Raees’. The duo will be dancing on ‘Qurbani’s hit song ‘Laila o Laila’ which had originally featured Feroz Khan and Zeenat Aman. We hear that the producer duo Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, who are fans of the classic number, acquired the rights to Amit Kumar-Kanchan song which is being re-recorded and rendered with faster beats.

A source reveals, “ ‘Raees’ is set in the ’80s and there was need of a song sequence. The makers unanimously selected “Laila O Laila“ which perfectly fits with the dark, gangster theme and period. It was suggested to Shah Rukh and it was his idea to get Sunny on board. A lavish set is being created in Mumbai and rehearsals are on in full swing.” The source further adds, “She will begin shooting for Raees next month. It will be a two-day schedule.”

Reportedly the song will be shot in a similar club set-up as seen in the original 1980 film. Sunny will be wearing a white, sequinned gown and a feathery headgear, while trying to win over Shah Rukh’s attention. SRK plays a bootlegger in the film whose business gets thwarted with entry of the tough cop played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The film marks the Bollywood debut of Pakistani actress Mahira Khan. ‘Raees’ is slated for an Eid 2016 release and is set for a big box office clash with Salman Khan- Anushka Sharma’s ‘Sultan’.